James O’Nions


James O'Nions
James O'Nions is a former Red Pepper editor. He is the head of activism for Global Justice Now.


Five things to know about the independence movement in Catalonia

6 October 2017 James O'Nions looks at the underlying dynamics of the Catalan independence movement

Interview: Queer British Art

27 July 2017 James O'Nions talks to author Alex Pilcher about the Tate’s Queer British Art exhibition and her book A Queer Little History of Art

Few heroes, one zero: the election and the left

8 June 2015 James O'Nions scours the election results in search of succour for the left

Left Unity: ‘It will take time to establish a credible left party in Britain, but it’s possible’

27 April 2015 James O'Nions spoke to Left Unity parliamentary candidate Simon Hardy about his campaign – and the party’s prospects

Mike Marqusee: A contender for the living

19 January 2015 Mike Marqusee was an extraordinary writer and activist who enriched the left in the UK and internationally, writes James O'Nions

Editorial: Rigging the rules

31 March 2014 We must understand and resist the onward march of corporate power, writes James O'Nions

The rewilded frontier – Feral

3 January 2014 Feral: searching for enchantment on the frontiers of rewilding, by George Monbiot, reviewed by James O'Nions

Editorial: All power to the community

7 September 2013 Our current energy system is an exercise not just in destroying our common environment but in entrenching existing inequality, writes James O'Nions

Upholding a coup: Haiti’s New Dictatorship

30 May 2013 Haiti’s New Dictatorship by Justin Podur, reviewed by James O’Nions

World Social Forum: A new turn in Tunis

28 May 2013 The World Social Forum in Tunisia was framed as the alter-globalisation movement meets the ‘Arab spring’. James O’Nions reports back from Tunis on how both sides of that equation are faring

Women’s Library occupation: fighting the cuts on International Women’s Day

8 March 2013 James O'Nions reports from the women-led occupation of the Women's Library in London, which is due to be closed imminently

Editorial: Solidarity against the border

17 December 2012 To really win migrant rights we need to organise a politics that goes beyond borders, writes James O'Nions

An appetite for change in the food system

19 October 2012 James O’Nions investigates the potential for a movement for food sovereignty in Britain

Green Party: Left foot forward?

31 July 2012 James O’Nions reviews the leadership contenders and asks what it tells us about the current state of the Green Party

In for the long haul

22 June 2012 The limits of the possible have expanded beyond the depressing confines of market fundamentalism, writes James O'Nions

Riots: The left must respond

10 August 2011 Let’s get on the streets and demand an end to cuts and police brutality, says James O’Nions

Our right to the city

30 May 2011 We need to reassert a sense of collectivity in the way we live, writes James O'Nions

Poster people

24 May 2011 James O'Nions reviews Celebrate People’s History: the poster book of resistance and revolution

Turbulent tome

30 November 2010 What Would it Mean to Win? by Turbulence Collective (PM Press), reviewed by James O’Nions

Less capitalism, more planet

30 November 2010 In the context of austerity, it can seem almost frivolous to continue to talk about climate change. It is not, writes James O'Nions

The construction of (un)reality

27 September 2010 James O'Nions reviews a compelling piece of invented history at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Trotsky faction

27 September 2010 Barbara Kingsolver's The Lacuna (Faber and Faber), reviewed by James O'Nions

Now to fight the cuts

16 June 2010 We have a matter of months to create an unprecedented movement against public spending cuts

The agroecological activist

29 May 2010 Alex Kawakami is an agronomist and activist with Brazil's Landless Rural Workers' Movement (MST). James O'Nions spoke to him about how the MST organises and its vision of 'agroecology'

Understanding Haiti

24 January 2010 James O'Nions says the tragedy of Haiti doesn't just lie with the recent earthquake

Everyone does everything

7 December 2009 James O'Nions meets two members of the Italian novel-writing collective Wu Ming as they publish Manituana, their 'story from the wrong side of history'

A climate for change

29 November 2009 On the occasion of mass protests at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen, we should also celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Seattle protests, and the anti-globalisation movement they helped to establish

Feeding the world

15 November 2009 Instead of GM crops and a new 'green revolution for Africa', the answer to the food crisis and climate change lies in smaller-scale, local 'agroecology'. Reviews by James O'Nions

Reclaiming our food system

1 October 2009 Democratising our food system is the key to securing the right to food and sustainability, writes James O'Nions

Booktopia: James O’Nions

26 September 2009 Our new co-editor James O'Nions picks his favourite books

Our friends in the South

7 February 2009 As we face increasingly international and interconnected crises around food, finance and climate, we need to know more about our global allies in the South. James O'Nions looks beyond the familiar but limited NGOs that stand for North-South relations in the mainstream media

Stop arming Israel!

1 September 2006 A new campaign is focusing on the arms trade with Israel, targeting both the government and arms manufacturers. James O’Nions reports

Arming US aggression

1 April 2006 It isn't just arms exports to dictatorships we should be concerned about, says James O'Nions. UK companies arm the world's greatest aggressor - the US.